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Reconciling truths : reimagining public inquiries in Canada

Author: Kim Stanton
Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia : UBC Press, 2021.
Series: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Reconciling Truths explores the role and implications of commissions such as Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, particularly their limits and possibilities in an era of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Since before Confederation, colonial governments have used this legal mechanism to address deep societal challenges.  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stanton, Kim (Kim P.)
Reconciling truths.
Vancouver, British Columbia : UBC Press, 2021
(OCoLC)1262657706
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Stanton
ISBN: 0774866659 9780774866651
OCLC Number: 1243349239
Description: pages cm
Series Title: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Responsibility: Kim Stanton.

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"Reconciling Truths explores the role and implications of commissions such as Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, particularly their limits and possibilities in an era of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Since before Confederation, colonial governments have used this legal mechanism to address deep societal challenges. Whether it is a public inquiry, truth commission, or royal commission, the chosen leadership and processes fundamentally affect its ability to achieve its mandate. Kim Stanton provides in-depth critical analysis of these factors to offer practical guidance on how an inquiry can do more than have its recommendations quietly gather dust on a shelf. She argues that even if recommendations are initially ignored, holding an inquiry can create a dialogue about issues of public importance that prepares the way for attitudinal change and policy development. As a forthright examination of the institutional design of public inquiries, Reconciling Truths acknowledges the risks inherent in their use. It also affirms their potential to shift the dominant Canadian narrative over time."--

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